Sport and Leisure in Modern Britain

Module Leader: Prof. Tony Blackshaw

Module Information

The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the emergence of contemporary forms of sport and leisure within a historico-sociological framework. Through the identification and discussion of the key commercial, voluntary and state sectors of sport and leisure provision this module explores the shifting forms and functions of sport and leisure and relates these changes to broader social, cultural, political and economic transformations in British society. The module thus encourages you to question how contemporary manifestations of sport and leisure have been and continue to be shaped. The module is a first, and important step, in developing your ability to make expressive links between theory, policy and practice and developing your understanding of the key factors affecting relationships of the social factors that influence sport and leisure participation.